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Sprange, J. (Jasper), 1746–1823

The Tunbridge Wells guide, or, An account of the ancient and present state of that place : to which is added a particular description of the towns and villages, remains of antiquity, gentlemens seats, founderies, &c. &c. within the circumference of sixteen miles.

Additional Title(s):

Tunbridge Wells guide

Account of the ancient and present state of that place

Tunbridge Wells : Printed and sold by J. Sprange ... ; 1780 [i.e. 1782]
Sold also in London : By T. Beecroft bookseller ..., 1780 [i.e. 1782]
Physical Description:
[4], viii, 68, 54, vi, 53-98, xii, 99-106, vi, [2], 107-178, 14, [2], 16, [2] p., [4] leaves of plates (2 folded) : ill., map ; 19 cm. (8vo)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA690.T92 S67 1782
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
The titlepage and dedication leaf, which is signed: J. Sprange, are engraved.
The folding plate titled "A view of Bayham Abbey in Sussex, the seat of John Pratt Esqr." has an imprint date of 1782.
'A description of Tunbridge-Wells' has a separate titlepage.
With a final advertisement leaf.
The first p. 57 misnumbered 53.
A reissue of the original edition of 1780, with the first pp. 1-8 (sig. B, here unsigned) reset, with eight leaves, printed not before March 1782 on internal evidence and variously paginated in other copies, inserted after the first p. 48, and with pp. 53-54 of the pp. 53-98 section of the 1780 edition cancelled in favour of a leaf numbered pp. 51-52.
The inserted eight leaves are paginated in other copies as: variant 1 pp. 45-56, [4].
English short title catalogue, T63658
BAC: British Art Center copy incomplete: lacks [4], ii p. at front and pages 7-16, [2], at end. Bound in contemporary purple cloth.
Subject Terms:
Tunbridge Wells (England) -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Tunbridge Wells (England) -- Guidebooks -- Early works to 1800.

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